Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This humachine

As science marches on, a Japanese scientist has created a robot with autonomous thought. These machines can learn, evolve, and become self-aware. They...oh, wait, the article says the the robots can "look around their environment and do research on the Internet, enabling them to 'think' how best to solve a problem." That's it? The Japs made some mechanical teenagers who will loaf around looking at porn and write reports using Wikipedia as a primary source. Bugger that. Humans are so lazy even our robots are lazy.

Panasonic is helping along this laziness, creating robots that can wash your hair. This machine has 24 fingers to massage your scalp, but I've found ten human fingers to be sufficient. The odds of my own digits crushing my skull are much more in my favor than an android. I don't even think the robot is malicious, but judging on how lazy they are, the one doing my hair will get distracted by the football game on the television and jab a finger through my eye.

In the future war of man versus machine, it may end in a tie.